T-Mobile Nexus 5 priced for release with still-pure Android

Chris Burns - Nov 8, 2013, 2:33 pm CDT
T-Mobile Nexus 5 priced for release with still-pure Android

This afternoon the folks at T-Mobile have made clear their intent to push forth their own unique – however that may be – Nexus 5 to the public. This version of the device should by all means be essentially identical to the version users will be able to purchase from Google Play online, but here T-Mobile USA aims to bring it with their own unique pricing plan. This device will appear in T-Mobile retail stores on the 20th of November.

Those looking to find this machine straight from T-Mobile will be rolling with one of the carrier’s unique plans for pricing for hardware as well as data and voice. The initial plan presented by T-Mobile this week for the Nexus 5 includes a $41.99 USD down upfront cost followed by a cool 24 monthly payments of $17 USD. That’s an amount of cash you’ll pay for the hardware, while cost of data and calls are based on whatever sort of plan you decide to roll with.

Note that after you’ve payed $41.99 as well as the 24 months of $17 USD, you’ll have racked up $449.99 in the end. Purchasing this same device from Google Play outright will cost you $349 in its 16GB iteration or $399 in its 32GB iteration.

The Google Nexus 5 is a smartphone working with a 1080p 4.95-inch display on top of Android 4.4 KitKat. This operating system – this iteration of the OS – works with “pure” Android, meaning you’ll have no software add-ons from T-Mobile itself. This device also works with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor under its hood as well as connectivity along T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network where available.

For a whole heck of a lot more information on this smartphone, head to the SlashGear Nexus 5 Review. The device T-Mobile is selling later this month should – again – be essentially identical to the one we’ve reviewed here, straight from Google.

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